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Title: Quantifying the selection response using a residual feed intake DNA marker for two Australian breeding objectives
Contributor(s): Wood, Ben (author); Van Der Werf, Julius Herman  (author)orcid ; Parnell, P F (author)
Publication Date: 2005
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/4715
Abstract: A pseudo-BLUP index was used to evaluate the selection response from using a quantitative trait locus (QTL) for residual feed intake (RFI). The index included phenotypic information on the individual, sire, dam, half-sibs and progeny. To compare with marker-assisted selection (MAS), a single locus was assumed to be genotyped that explained a proportion of the variance for RFI and this was included in the selection index. Two breeding objectives were examined with a different relative economic value for RFI, one targeting the Australian domestic market and one targeting a high value Japanese export market. The selection response and optimal age structure altered with the inclusion of genotype information, Response was increased because the pre-selection accuracy, before RFI measurement, was improved. Genotyping increased the earlier selection of sires and decreased the optimum generation interval of sires; consequently, this increased the annual selection response. With a QTL that explained 0.33 phenotypic standard deviations of variance, response was shown to increase by up to II % when both sexes were genotyped and 7.6% when only males were genotyped. When sire selection was delayed until after 2 years of age, the increase in response from genotyping was 8.1% and 5.1%, respectively. If the QTL explained a relatively large part of the breeding objective, the locus was rapidly fixed resulting in rapid early gains.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: 16th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Noosa Lakes, Queensland, 25th September - 28th September, 2005
Conference Details: 16th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Noosa Lakes, Queensland, 25th September - 28th September, 2005
Source of Publication: Application of new genetic technologies to animal breeding: Proceedings of the 16th Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics, p. 169-172
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Place of Publication: Collingwood, Australia
ISSN: 1328-3227
Field of Research (FOR): 070201 Animal Breeding
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
Other Links: http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/13321110
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